After years of development and field testing the Arizona based Counsel Industries was born. Since then, Counsel grew from being a
local supplier in the Tucson market to a company with a nationwide distribution network and customers around the globe. Skip, who
grew up in the fence and gate industry has since developed many new hinges and gate systems to compliment the ORIGINAL
In 2010 the company rebranded itself as SHUT IT Gate Hardware in order to better reflect what the company had become. BadAss
and HardCore brands were born.
“We once asked a customer what they thought about the SHUT IT line of gate hinges, and they replied with a simple “they are
BadAss”.” says Bengtson. “We liked that description so much we started referring to our hinges as BadAss hinges, and when the
time came to rename the line, BadAss just felt right as they’re smart, strong, durable, and can easily handle all the tough elements
they have to face in the field.”
Today SHUT IT continues to provide its customers with the best products and services the industry knows.
SHUT IT product lines include:
BadAss Hinges: Due to SHUT IT’s unique bushing design, all SHUT IT gate hinges, produce near frictionless movement with
maintenance free usage.
HardCore Wheels: In addition to the same bushing design as its hinges, SHUT IT uses the hardest steels in the Fence and Access
Control Industries. Hard steel is used rather than hardening the wheel after it is machined. The result, a stronger gate wheel that is
literally “Hard to the CORE”. The HardCore wheels, which significantly outlast traditional wheels, are complimented by a superior
Guide Roller and wheel installation system which also allows adjustability during and after installation.
Sealed bearing (maintenance free) and large load capacity make the SHUT IT difference.
About Shut It:
Founded in 1998, SHUT IT® Gate Hardware is the undisputed leader in gate hardware for the fence, ornamental iron and access control industries.
For nearly 20 years SHUT IT® has developed innovative, high quality products, as well as providing industry leading service. All BadAss® and
HardCORE® products are designed and assembled in the U.S.A. under rigorous quality control processes.